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Justin Rose

  • Birthplace: Johannesburg, South African
  • Residence: London, England
  • Age: 28
  • Turned Pro: 1998
  • Eligibility Code: 6

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Player Notes

Born in South Africa and moved to England at the age of five, when he started to play seriously at Hartley Wintney GC near his Hampshire home. Broke 70 for the first time at age 11. Played in 1997 Walker Cup at only 17 years and 10 days. Brother, Brandon is an ex-professional in South Africa. Was coached by his late father Ken, who died of leukemia in 2002, and David Leadbetter. Took the world by storm in the 1998 Open Championship, chipping in at the last to tie for fourth at Royal Birkdale at age 17. Turned professional the next day. . .Had a tough first couple of years, missed the cut in his first 24 events around the world as a professional. . .The potential which everyone was expecting became apparent when he won the Dunhill Championship at the start of 2002 in Johannesburg, the first of four international wins that year, two of them on the European Tour. Added two European Tour wins in the 2007 season when he led the Order of Merit. Has been a regular on the PGA Tour since 2004.

Career Victories

European Tour
4 - 2002 Dunhill Championship, Victor Chandler British Masters, 2007 MasterCard Masters, Volvo Masters. Other Victories: 2002 Nashua Masters (South Africa), Chunichi Crowns (Japan)

PGA Tour
0

Career Summary

1999 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 75.18; money - (Euro)9,438 or ?6,741 (ranked 197th); best finish -T15th, Scottish PGA Championship.

2000 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.76; money - (Euro)108,822 or ?64,719 (ranked 122nd); best finish -T11th, BMW International Open.

2001 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.83 (ranked 34th); money - (Euro)620,993 or ?386,108 (ranked 33rd); best finish - 2nd, Alfred Dunhill Championship and Mercedes-Benz South African Open.

2002 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.80 (ranked 12th); money - (Euro)1,323,529 or ?843,899 (ranked 9th); Winner, Dunhill Championship and Victor Chandler British Masters.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; rounds played - 16; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $316,316 (ranked 155th - unofficial); best finish -5th at the NEC Invitational.

2003 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 71.32 (ranked 63rd); money - (Euro)767,900 or ?535,387 (ranked 25th); best finish - T3rd , Open de France.

2003 Notes
As a non-member, made more money than the 125th spot on the PGA Tour money list to earn his PGA Tour card for 2004.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; rounds played - 36; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $744,529; (ranked 91st - unofficial); best finish - 3rd at the Deutsche Bank Championship

2003 Stats
scoring average - 70.52 / (na); driving distance - 292.9 / (na); driving accuracy - 60.3% / (na); GIR - 59.6% / (na); putting - 1.780 / (na); birdie average - 3.19 per rd / (na) / total birdies - 115; sand saves - 53.0% / (na); all-around rank - / (na).

2004 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 13; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.59 (ranked 145th); money - (Euro)217,443 or ?150,367 (ranked 93rd); best finish - T11th, Volvo PGA Championship

2004 Notes
Had three Top-5 finishes including back to back finishes at that HP Classic of New Orleans (T5th) and Memorial Tournament (4th)

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; rounds played - 72; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,236,764; (ranked 62nd); best finish - 4th at the Memorial Tournament & Bell Canadian Open

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.42 / (29th); driving distance - 290.7 / (65th); driving accuracy - 61.5% / (142nd); GIR - 67.7% / (31st); putting - 1.762 / (50th); birdie average - 3.85 per rd / (21st) / total birdies - 277; sand saves - 49.4% / (88th); all-around rank - 534 / (35th).

2005 Notes
First Top-10 came in 22nd start, a solo third at the Buick Championship, where he held the 36- and 54-hole leads. Also had Top-10 in Greensboro and Funai.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 95; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $1,365,191; (ranked 55th); best finish - 3rd at the Buick Championship & FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.51 / (39th); driving distance - 294.1 / (51st); driving accuracy - 63.7% / (81st); GIR - 68.1% / (27th); putting - 1.793 / (140th); birdie average - 3.68 per rd / (50th) / total birdies - 350; sand saves - 54.4% / (44th); all-around rank - 553 / (26th).

2006 Notes
Recorded career highs in Top-10 (5) and earnings ($1,629,288) and matched Top-25s (11) on the way to a career-best 47th place on the PGA Tour money list.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 95; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $1,629,288; (ranked 47th); best finish - 2T- at the Valero Texas Open

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.40 / (27th); driving distance - 291.4 / (82nd); driving accuracy - 64.0% / (89th); GIR - 67.8% / (29th); putting - 1.759 / (43rd); birdie average - 4.04 per rd / (6th) / total birdies - 384; sand saves - 52.3% / (58th); all-around rank - 512 / (20th)

2007 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 70.33 (ranked 2nd); money - (Euro)2,944,945 or ?2,065,802 (ranked 1st); Winner, MasterCard Masters, Volvo Masters.

2007 Notes
Set personal bests in earnings $2,705,875 in 2007 and Top-10 finishes (7) after making 15 of 16 cuts on the season. Finished in the top 12 at all four major championships This despite of having problems with a poor back that forced him not to play as much as he wanted to.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; rounds played - 59; in money - 15; Top-10 Finishes - 7; money - $2,705,875; (ranked 19th); best finish - T2nd at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

2007 Stats
scoring average - 69.30 / (3rd); driving distance - 288.7 / (96th); driving accuracy - 63.9% / (95th); GIR - 65.7% / (58th); putting - 1.745 / (8th); birdie average - 3.81 per rd / (7th) / total birdies - 225; sand saves - 60.2% / (4th); all-around rank - 344 / (2nd)

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